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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/24/2016)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24/16. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html The Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of September 21, 2016 is available at the Tribal Supreme Court Project website. … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Briefs in Navajo Nation Challenge to State Court Jurisdiction over Personal Injury Suits at Tribal Casino

Here are the briefs in Navajo Nation v. Dalley: Navajo Opening Brief Pueblo of Santa Ana Amicus Brief Lower court materials here.

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Eleventh Circuit Holds ADEA Does Not Abrogate Tribal Immunity

Here is the opinion in Williams v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Briefs: Williams Brief Poarch Band Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Navajo Voting Rights Case Fails in Utah

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 94-motion-for-pi 108-opposition 112-reply 129-dct-order

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/17/2016)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/17/16. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition for Certiorari was filed in Wolfchild v. Redwood County (Common law claims of trespass and ejectment) News Bulletin … Continue reading

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Fletcher on Current Tribal Immunity Issues (Law360.com)

Here: Law360, New York (October 14, 2016, 1:32 PM EDT) — Two years ago, in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, the U.S. Supreme Court roundly affirmed the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity, but did so grudgingly. The court warned … Continue reading

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Indian Law Resource Center Accepting Applications for 2017 Fellowships

From the announcement: The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that provides legal advice, assistance, and representation to Indian tribes and indigenous communities throughout the Americas. We are also committed to developing new attorneys in the … Continue reading

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/10/2016)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10/16. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition for Certiorari was granted in Lee v. Tam  (Trademarks) Petition for certiorari was denied in these four cases: … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court Dissolves Emergency Injunction Pending Appeal on Dakota Access Pipeline

As has been reported elsewhere, the D.C. Circuit denied Standing Rock’s injunction of building the pipeline pending appeal. Order here. Previous coverage here. The court wrote: Although the Tribe has not met the narrow and stringent standard governing this extraordinary form … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Rejects Section 1983 Claim against Foxwoods/Pequot

Here is the summary order in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission: sun-v-mashantucket-pequot-gaming-commission Briefs here. Lower court materials here.

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